Explore LIC AAO Exam Pattern And Syllabus To Crack The Examination

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is the largest insurance company in the country which was founded with an Act in the Parliament. Every year, this state-owned insurance group releases the recruitment notifications for smooth administration and meet the forthcoming challenges. The Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) in LIC is one amongst the craziest positions in the job market because of its roles and responsibilities besides pay structure.

The competition for the LIC AAO will be massive. In order to crack the LIC AAO post, job seekers should focus on all the aspects of the selection process. Aspirants are advised to check the LIC AAO exam pattern and syllabus prior to kick-starting their preparation.


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LIC AAO Syllabus And Exam Pattern

LIC AAO Selection Process

The selection of the candidates for the post of Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) in LIC will be done through a three-tiered process and subsequent Pre-recruitment Medical examination. It consists of the online written test (preliminary and main) and interview. Candidates who qualify in the preliminary are eligible for the main examination. The final merit will be based on marks obtained in the Main examination and interview.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)

The English language will be of qualifying nature and the marks obtained in this section will not be counted for ranking. Candidates equal to 20 times the number of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for the Main examination.

Name Of The TestsNumber of Questions Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 35 35 18 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 18 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 10 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Main Examination (Phase-II)

The LIC AAO Main examination will consist of objective tests for 300 marks and descriptive test for 25 marks. Candidates need to answer the descriptive test by typing on the computer. The Professional Knowledge in the place of Data Analysis & Interpretation is the only difference between AAO Generalist and IT/ Chartered Accountant / Actuarial. The language test will be of qualifying nature.

Name Of The Tests Number of Questions Maximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 30 90 45 40 minutes
General Knowledge 30 60 30 20 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 60


40 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 30 20 minutes
Total 120 300 120 minutes
English Language 2 25 10 30 minutes

Interview (Phase-III)

Marks obtained in the Main Examination only will be considered for shortlisting the candidates for interview. The final merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained in the Main Examination and interview.

LIC AAO Syllabus

Reasoning Ability: Coding-Decoding, puzzles, seating arrangements, order and ranking, inequalities, blood relation, direction sense, syllogism, machine input-output, data sufficiency, alpha-numeric-symbol series and logical reasoning.

Quantitative Aptitude: Data interpretation, inequalities, number series, data sufficiency, simplification, approximation and arithmetic problems (average, ratio and proportion, work and time, HCF and LCM, profit and loss, SI & CI, problems on ages, speed distance and time, probability, etc.)

English language: reading comprehension, cloze test, fillers, sentence errors, sentence improvement, jumbled paragraph, word usage, phrase/connectors, synonyms and antonyms.

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